Iberia Maintenance has become the latest member of the Pratt & Whitney GTF MRO Network.
The company will service PW1100G-JM engines for the A320neo family with full disassembly, assembly and test capability at its Madrid-based facility.
An in-person signing ceremony featuring Pratt & Whitney’s executive director of GTF engine aftermarket Marc Meredith and Iberia’s chief technical officer Andy Best was held this week (19 October) during Aviation Week’s MRO Europe conference.
Iberia Maintenance said it had been working toward the signing for more than years. The company has invested in the latest engine MRO technologies for, among others, grinding, balancing and test data acquisition and adapted both its 52,500sq m engine workshop, specialized in V2500, CFM56 and RB211, and its test cell, in Madrid to be ready to accept the PW1100G-JM engine.
Iberia Maintenance will receive its first GTF engine in 2023.
“We are proud to receive Pratt & Whitney’s confidence and to take this strategic step in the development of our engine business, which will allow us to consolidate our position as a full service provider in single aisle fleets while ensuring the continuity of our workshop at the forefront of the industry’s technology,” said Best. “I would also like to thank both the Iberia and Pratt & Whitney teams for all the hard work and collaboration in achieving this milestone.”
Meredith commented: “With increasing engine orders, we continue to grow our MRO presence with capable, quality maintenance providers worldwide to ensure proximity and seamless service to our customers. Already a proven MRO provider for the V2500 engine, Iberia Maintenance’s skill and experience will be a strong asset to the GTF MRO network.”